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The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is a specialist research organisation which develops solutions to the challenges and questions posed by the care, utilisation, products, services and intangible value of forests

Finnish Forest Research Institute is looking to hire a researcher, whose duty is to do research and develop econometric methods and especially their applications needed in the research and forecast of natural resources markets and market environment. The research area concerns domestic and international markets including forest industry products, forest sector services, wood based raw materials and forest energy. Furthermore, the researcher participates in giving methodological guidance to Metla's researchers in econometrics.  

The applicants should have a suitable doctoral degree, high level of knowledge in econometrics and good skills in other statistical methods. A wide-ranging experience in the application of analysis methods, such as time-series-, panel-, and multivariate analysis methods are required.

In addition, applicants should have good skills in Finnish and English, familiarity of forest sector, capacity for independent research work and, experience in applying external funding, good communication skills, and proven activity in scientific publication and research cooperation.

Salary is based on the incentive system terms set by Metla, with a grade of 10 (3331,72 €/month). In addition, an incentive part of the salary is paid depending on the competence of the person.


This announcement can be downloaded at: with the key numbers 400-52-14. The deadline for written applications is the 15th of August 2014 at 16:00 and should be sent to:

Finnish Forest Research Institute
P.O.Box 18
01301 Vantaa

The key numbers (400-52-14) of the position should be mentioned both in the application and on the envelope.

More information

  • Researcher Riitta Hänninen 4.-15.8.2014, p. +358503912232, riitta.hanninen(a)

The Finnish Forest Research Institute will merge with MTT Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and the statistical services of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Tike on 1 January 2015, to form Natural Resources Institute Finland.

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